Kyoto, Japan "Culture and Computing 2011" will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Conference web site:
Washington, DC Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution, has announced that the Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. All of you in Charlottesville and Baltimore, please take note! Anyone else is welcome as well, but the goal of these meetings to bring people from the greater DC region together to see if we can get some collaboration going.
Austin, Texas What is the role of social interactions within repository technical communities in developing strong, distributed services and cyberinfrastructure to create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address that question in the state capital of Texas, Austin, often billed as "The Live Music Capital of the World,” from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT& T Conference Center.
Ithaca, NY Highlights, news and information from DuraSpace developers, communities and partners is now available in the current issue of DuraSpace Digest:
Chicago, IL The 6th International Digital Curation Conference is set to get underway on December 6 with a full programme: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference/programme.
Speakers will include:
The recent half-day DSpace User Group Meeting held following the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting provided an opportunity for over 30 DSpace users to hear updates about current development activity with the software and related products as well as participate in a hands-on tutorial on batch metadata editing. Copies of all the presentation slides from the meeting are available here. Highlights of the meeting included: